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Cecil, William, Lord Burghley (1520-1598), Elizabeth I's Chief Minister

Document signed by William Cecil, Lord Burghley ("W Burghley") , Lord Treasurer of England, and by John Fortescue, Chancellor of the Exchequer, "for and behalf of our soveraigne Lady the Queen", a counterpart indenture by which the Queen mortgages the manors of Whitwood in the West Riding of Yorkshire and Finningly Grange in Nottinghamshire to the great navigator Sir Martin Frobisher. 1 page large oblong folio on vellum, in English, c.11 1/2x22 1/2" [i.e. 23 1/4"; 295x590 mm], signed at the foot by Burgley and Fortescue. Fortescue's seal is attached by the original vellum tag; Burghley's seal is lacking although the seal tag is present. [Maggs catalogue]

Charles Chaplin (1889-1977)

Pencil self-portrait on an octavo album leaf, signed and dated also in pencil "Sep. 30th 1931". An attractive small sketch (head and shoulders) showing the "little man" with his characteristic bowler and moustache. [Maggs catalogue 991, item 27] Framed, area visible in mat 150x115 mm.

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